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[whatwg] Headings and sections, role of H2-H6

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 17:27:47 -0700
Message-ID: <u2tdd0fbad1005011727t49c4fa2qb81b591d290c3ca8@mail.gmail.com>
On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Nikita Popov <privat at ni-po.com> wrote:
> I do not deny, that keygen has it's use cases (the "nobody" was hyperbolic).
> I only think, that the use cases are *very* rare. It is overkill to
> introduce an HTML element therefore. It would be much more sane to provide a
> JS API (as Janos proposed.) [I would do it myself, but I have only very
> little knowledge on encryption.]

We're getting off-topic here, but <keygen> wasn't created by HTML5.
It's an element that IE created, and which was used widely enough in
certain markets that some other browsers were forced to implement it
as well.  HTML5 is simply including it because it's apparently
important enough for the web for multiple browsers to implement.  It
does indeed suck as a solution, but we don't get to rewrite history.

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